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Energy Efficiency And Cost Savings Report For The Industrial Sector Released

More than ever, industrial companies rely on sustainability minded facility management teams for value driven and innovative solutions to reduce consumption and, in turn, operational...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: CoreFirst Retrofit System by CoreFirst LLC

CoreFirst LLC has introduced a proprietary seismic upgrade retrofit system. Modular, steel constructed, “cartridge” style safe zones are installed into existing buildings to upgrade the ability of these structures to withstand a seismic...Read More...

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QUESTION OF THE WEEK: Facility Management Inspections And Reports

Should it take significantly longer to create the facility inspection report than it does to collect the data, photography, and other supporting...Read More...

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Regulation Enforcement Helps Fall Protection Equipment Market Outpace Economy

The low to moderate levels of compliance with health and safety regulations have hindered the growth of the fall protection market in North America. However, with regulatory bodies cracking down on non-compliant companies, the market for fall protection gear is set to accelerate and reach $670.5 million in 2017 at a compound annual growth rate of...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: A Happy Workplace Or A Sad Workplace?

Within the past few weeks, two studies examining the subject of happiness in the workplace have been released. And interestingly enough, the results were completely different. Where does your workplace fit? Is the glass half empty (as in the PARADE/Yahoo! Finance poll)? Or is it half full (as in the Marketplace/Gallup...Read More...

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NLB Reports Jump In NEMA Lighting Systems Index

The continued uptick in construction activity, while slow, seems steady, but nonresidential construction is not faring as well. Advance data for the second quarter of 2012 indicates an almost 4% drop on an annualized basis, in part because of a significant decline in publicly funded infrastructure investment. However, commercial construction is growing...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Extended Warranty from Panasonic

Panasonic recently announced that all of its workgroup and departmental scanners, purchased as of July 2012, now feature a Three-Year Advance Exchange Warranty. This warranty promotion does not have an end...Read More...

White House Announces Executive Order On Industrial Energy Efficiency, Including CHP

In support of the Executive Order, DOE and EPA released a new report that provides a foundation for national discussions on effective ways to achieve 40 GW of new, cost-effective CHP by 2020, and includes an overview of the key issues currently impacting CHP deployment and the factors that need to be considered by stakeholders involved in the...Read More...

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NEW PRODUCT FLASH: Time-Lapse Graphics by Automated Logic

This new feature, contained within the latest version of the company's WebCTRL building automation system, allows facility managers to review and play back hours of real-time data in...Read More...

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Design-Build Key To Protecting New Orleans

Inner harbor navigation canal surge barrier project was the USACE's largest ever design-build civil works construction...Read More...